we can beat this ebola thing

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

how scared are you?

we are doomed
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we can beat this thing
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whatever happens, happens
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Re: we can beat this ebola thing

Postby GoogaMooga » 23 Oct 2014, 19:51

Count Machuki wrote:
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Count Machuki wrote:well, I wasn't actually thinking of doctors.
More like, if the economy's getting such a boost, why not go there and just find any old job, right!
I mean, gotta chase those opportunities, like you said.


it's true that medical science is a dynamo for the danish economy, but we are hurting in so many other ways. those sanctions against russia are costing us billions, and we are now seeking new export markets, like south america.


So maybe moving there isn't the best idea?


all the eu economies are hurting, except switzerland, predictably.
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Re: we can beat this ebola thing

Postby Count Machuki » 23 Oct 2014, 19:54

right.
Well, no point in leaving the frying pan of East Africa and jumping into the fire of Europe, I suppose.
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Re: we can beat this ebola thing

Postby GoogaMooga » 23 Oct 2014, 19:56

Count Machuki wrote:right.
Well, no point in leaving the frying pan of East Africa and jumping into the fire of Europe, I suppose.


africa is on the move, chinese investment and economic growth in the region of 7-8% a year in some countries. some of those young men crossing the sea in rubber dinghys would be better off staying home, the prospects here are not that good.
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Re: we can beat this ebola thing

Postby Count Machuki » 23 Oct 2014, 20:12

GoogaMooga wrote: some of those young men crossing the sea in rubber dinghys would be better of staying home, the prospects here are not that good.
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Re: we can beat this ebola thing

Postby GoogaMooga » 23 Oct 2014, 20:15

"better off" - typo
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Re: we can beat this ebola thing

Postby Penk! » 23 Oct 2014, 20:33

Yes, shame on you Machuki for making fun of his grammar like that.
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Re: we can beat this ebola thing

Postby Copehead » 23 Oct 2014, 20:38

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Copehead wrote:About the same number of people are killed every day by Malaria as by Ebola in its whole history

So any vaccine would have to be driven by public money as it just isn't deadly enough to worry most drug companies.

Unless the current outbreak, which to be fair is probably the worst because of where it happened, is being hyped up to get a vaccine done quickly.

People shitting out their internal organs does concentrate minds on a problem.

Should I infer from this that Big Pharma's problem is principally a PR problem?


I didn't realise they had much of a problem with anyone who can think.

They have the usual problems that capatalist megacorps have, buying up competitors to shut them down in the case of Pfizer, and the obviously do try and medicalise some things that probably don't need to be medicalised, but by and large they are probably on the credit side of the scales when all is said and done.

Unless you want to massively increase government spends on drug research world wide they are a necessary evil as far as I can see.
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Re: we can beat this ebola thing

Postby GoogaMooga » 23 Oct 2014, 20:45

penk wrote:Yes, shame on you Machuki for making fun of his grammar like that.


ha ha ha ha
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Re: we can beat this ebola thing

Postby Samoan » 23 Oct 2014, 20:50

I can see a vaccination on the way but more because the NATO member states and the G8 governments are sensitive to it's potential in bio warfare especially at this ISIL emergence juncture in time.
The world is a town now with the amount of global international travel.

Regrettably, Malaria may not be getting the same investment in preventative measures as it's non-contagious, unlike Ebola.
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Re: we can beat this ebola thing

Postby Copehead » 23 Oct 2014, 20:53

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The Prof wrote:Who knows?
If it's been created in a lab and somehow got loose before it can be used as a weapon of war.


Since when have fruit bats started burglarising top secret biological weapons establishments and should we be worried by the fruit bat threat?

That is the animal fruit bat not the former CTUSM member.


"Somehow got loose" dies not immediately infer a group of noctillionine Artful Dodgers legging around Central Africa.

There's lots of ways something can escape from a lab or get dumped. It's not beyond the realms of possibility is all I'm saying.


Well it is, but nevermind.

Fruit bats have probably been infected by Ebola for millenia.

They have probably passed it on to man via bush meat for millenia as well in small numbers.

It is highly infectious only when in the terminal stages and few people would want to be around someone in the terminal stages of Ebola.

It is only with the rise in bush meat use due to war, famine and over population in certain parts of West Africa that it has finally become an epidemic rather than an unreported death here and there every few weeks.
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Re: we can beat this ebola thing

Postby GoogaMooga » 23 Oct 2014, 20:55

zilth pilchards got the bat eating all wrong
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Re: we can beat this ebola thing

Postby Count Machuki » 23 Oct 2014, 21:02

penk wrote:Yes, shame on you Machuki for making fun of his grammar like that.


I'm a big bully.
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Re: we can beat this ebola thing

Postby Count Machuki » 23 Oct 2014, 21:03

GoogaMooga wrote:zilth pilchards got the bat eating all wrong


yeah, you gotta steam 'em first
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Re: we can beat this ebola thing

Postby GoogaMooga » 23 Oct 2014, 21:04

Count Machuki wrote:
penk wrote:Yes, shame on you Machuki for making fun of his grammar like that.


I'm a big bully.


oooh, excuse ME, mistah native speaker! so, like, you guys can make typos, but we ESL dummies have got to be letter perfect? good to know. i'll be watching your every word. type slowly.
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Re: we can beat this ebola thing

Postby Count Machuki » 23 Oct 2014, 21:07

GoogaMooga wrote:
Count Machuki wrote:
penk wrote:Yes, shame on you Machuki for making fun of his grammar like that.


I'm a big bully.


oooh, excuse ME, mistah native speaker! so, like, you guys can make typos, but we ESL dummies have got to be letter perfect? good to know. i'll be watching your every word. type slowly.


:?

In your defense, I guess a lot of this HAS been pretty obscure.

Just to lay it out, I have no qualms about your facility with the English language whatsoever.

I should be as good in a second language...
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Re: we can beat this ebola thing

Postby GoogaMooga » 23 Oct 2014, 21:08

Count Machuki wrote:In your defense, I guess a lot of this HAS been pretty obscure.

Just to lay it out, I have no qualms about your facility with the English language whatsoever.

I should be as good in a second language...


okay, cool.
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Re: we can beat this ebola thing

Postby Count Machuki » 23 Oct 2014, 21:17

GoogaMooga wrote:
Count Machuki wrote:In your defense, I guess a lot of this HAS been pretty obscure.

Just to lay it out, I have no qualms about your facility with the English language whatsoever.

I should be as good in a second language...


okay, cool.



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Re: we can beat this ebola thing

Postby GoogaMooga » 23 Oct 2014, 21:40

Count Machuki wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:
Count Machuki wrote:In your defense, I guess a lot of this HAS been pretty obscure.

Just to lay it out, I have no qualms about your facility with the English language whatsoever.

I should be as good in a second language...


okay, cool.



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Re: we can beat this ebola thing

Postby Count Machuki » 23 Oct 2014, 21:46

yep, I'm a born Simpsons fan
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Re: we can beat this ebola thing

Postby GoogaMooga » 23 Oct 2014, 21:48

Count Machuki wrote:yep, I'm a born Simpsons fan


i never bothered with that show, but groening drew comics before, "life in hell", they were really funny
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